Did you know that Defeater frontman Derek Archambault moonlights as solo singer/songwriter with a distinctly countrified bend? It’s true! He’s calls his side gig Alcoa and he just released his project’s debut LP Bone and Marrow.
That seems to be the trajectory for the lead singers of punk (and in this case, post-hardcore/screamo) outfits, does it not? But don’t hop into this thinking it’ll be another Chuck Ragan or Tim Barry outing. Archambault’s label Bridge Nine describes the sound of his Alcoa project as akin to Rocky Votolato or Ryan Adams and that sounds about right. On some tracks, like “I Don’t Feel Welcome Here or Anywhere”, you can even hear the influence of Archambault’s main gig.
Intrigued? Stream Alcoa’s Bone and Marrow in full after the jump.
Purchase Bone and Marrow here.